So interesting! I have been learning how to blog for less than a year. Lucky for me i got plenty of encouragement from a blogging veteran Michael, got to observe some experts in his circles and meet some very cool vloggers like Ryanne and Jay. Mostly it is just a way for me to learn to write, share some events, and learn to express ideas in a public forum. It has also been really fun starting up community blogs such as my judo blog, the Untamed blog and now the Vday Blog. They wind up being a kind of social glue between mat visits, matches and rehearsals. I also wound up setting up a now pretty static - thank goodness - blog on the situation in Nepal that captured news from the streets of Kathmandu that was eventually picked up by Global Voices. Mostly though, i just like doing it and sharing stuff and helping others get involved.
Today, something very nice happened, I noticed that I had not been posting stuff about what i am doing or reflections lately, mostly because my writing energy is being used up in other areas. But in the last couple of days i put up a few small updates about the Vday play, and well those yielded a really wonderful phone call from my pal Rene in Germany whom i had a great time hanging out with in Dharamsala. Hugo, Rene, Ram and PamPam and I were pretty much inseperable!
I was so impressed that a geek of his calibre (although he is tempered with a social science phd) knew how to use a phone! He explained that it was computer mediated device at his end, nonetheless i got to speak to him from my cheezy second hand 1970’s push button thing my friend Kerry gave to me when i moved back to Canada some 12 years ago!
He was really amazed by descriptions of the weather, we chatted about the movie snowcake, wawa, the baltic sea and he could not believe the length of the canal. He hoped that if i went skating that i would post some pictures of the activity.
Such a nice break in the day, and a reminder that it is the small stuff that often counts! Also, that i miss him and the other 3 boyz and michael alot!